Never out of the woods
…that’s foster care, right?
Holtzy’s case has been so easy overall so of course we were due a wrench in the plan.
Birth dad has been located (pending DNA test.) Worker and CASA fully anticipated him wanting to sign whatever necessary to sever any potential rights.
He said he wants the baby. He said he has known about the baby since he was born and wants him.
Yet he hasn’t reached out for seven and a half months. He’s about to go to rehab for a year (it was that or back to prison.) He has a very long record and obviously that doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t care for a child but it also doesn’t make me feel at ease. Our worker is frustrated. I’m trying very hard not to panic.
Worker is going to try to get abandonment on the basis that he says he knew about Holtzy from the beginning and did nothing. If that isn’t granted then we’ll have to wait until he gets out of rehab, let him try to work a plan, etc. Holtzy would be anywhere from 18 months to 2 years old at that point.
It never goes smoothly does it?